So, i finally got together all the bits for my build and assembled it today, and everything's grand... except the headset... the forks came w a compression plug instead of a star nut which phased me slightly as i've not seen one b4... anyways, i left it in cos i wasnt sure how to take it out and i assembled all the bits and tried to tighten it all up but i cant get rid of the play.. so, i'm unsure what the problem is and im not sure this explanation is gonna help anyone(!) but i'll give it a go... the poss sources of the problem i've guessed are:
1) the compression plug looks like it might have come up the steerer as i tightened it. im not sure about this one, but i think i remember it being part way down before and its now at the top... i have no idea how they work so im not sure if i might have pulled it up somehow and this cud affect the headset adjustment?
2) the top of the steerer i got is cut a bit wonky so the gap i have at the top varies by about 1.5-2ish mm around the circle.
3) maybe i just have the wrong size spacers to create the right gap? but i've tried every combo i can with the 5 and 10 mm ones and i dont think they come in sizes smaller than 5mm or btwn 5 and 10mm??
when i take it apart, it has never gone tight enough to push the compression ring into its house and it always sitting open slightly higher than the bit below...
any help appreciated
ps. b4 anyone suggests it, i am doing the bolts at the top in the right order...